Lisa Rider will be among the 14 women who leave this week on a voyage of exploration to the Pacific Ocean, where Rider will chronicle the plastic debris clogging our oceans.
Seawalls are widely used to control erosion but federal and state agencies are considering new rules to permit living shorelines as a natural alternative.
NOAA and other government officials in charge of cleaning and restoring a former wood-treatment plant in Navassa that’s now a Superfund site seek public input on the plan.
Natural methods to protect eroding shorelines are better often cheaper for the property owner, easier to build for the contractor and better for the marine environment, according to a new report on so called “living shorelines.”
Volunteers in Emerald Isle recently completed the first phase of what they hope will become a major public-private effort to rebuild and protect the crucial oceanfront dune system.
The ‘oyster summit’ in Raleigh last month has generated much buzz about the lowly oyster and its environmental and economic benefits. The summit triggered two bills in the state legislature to strengthen the state’s oyster industry.
The benefits of restoring North Carolina’s coastline extend beyond the state’s environment, infusing millions of dollars into local economies, according to a new report.
Since the beginning, humans have relied on a partnership with nature to survive. So it is only natural that when the tiniest workers in the human food chain are in danger, it is time to give them a little helping hand.
More than $10 million has been allocated to clean up the site of a former wood treatment plant following a federal lawsuit that resulted in the largest environmental settlement in U.S. history.
Soon the N.C. Coastal Federation will begin the final phase of its massive wetlands restoration project at North River Farms by planting 300,000 trees.
Beacon Island in Pamlico Sound is one of nine known pelican rookeries in the state. Reefs made from oyster shells now protect one of its shorelines. And more work is planned.
A new report confirms that these more natural ways to control erosion are better for the environment than bulkheads, but few waterfront property owners use them.
The N.C. Coastal Federation’s recently completed oyster restoration project marks the end of years of work in the river, at least for now.
A marsh planting on Carrot Island near Beaufort will protect its rapidly eroding shoreline and show people how to control erosion without resorting to bulkheads.
Restoring oyster reefs and building marshes are good for the coastal environment and economy, bringing jobs and tax revenue to local communities, according to a recent federal study.
After months of discussion and behind-the-scenes activity, there are finally visible signs of things to come at troubled drainage ponds in front of two churches in Cape Carteret.